Watch the Tom Tom Club online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from The Rhythm Architect
I wanted to illustrate building a great groove starting with the acoustic guitar. The main reason for this was to show how one idea can develop into new musical horizons by adding additional parts, sounds and technical approaches. Quite honestly this chord progression could have taken on a country flavor or hard rock, the choice is ours to make and it's just so cool that we can do this with our instrument. The chord progression is pretty straight forward for this foundation guitar part so I'll keep this brief.
The acoustic guitar is a very dynamic instrument so please remember that feel and dynamics play a very important role in any musical development. When you are comfortable with this guitar part try and find some alternate voicings that you could build upon.